There comes a time one everyone's life when they need to be still. Nice (the dog) may not understand but this is his time. The bones, held together with plates and screws, must have time to bond and grow back together. The medication keeps him sleepy and deadens the pain. He has been walking so much better than he was before the surgery that I also need to remember he is fragile and must rest. Because I am here to care for him this is a great time for me to practice being still. Easier said than done.